DSU men 80, AUM 74
The Delta State University Statesmen turned in a solid all-around effort to defeat the Auburn University at Montgomery Warhawks in Gulf South Conference basketball action here Saturday at Lloyd Clark Court at the Walter Sillers Coliseum.
The Statesmen (10-13, 8-7 GSC) outrebounded the Warhawks 54-34. DSU did a better job of going to the free throw line as the Statesmen were 14-of-22 at the line, while the Warhawks were just 7-of-10. DSU shot 41.4 percent (29-of-70) from the floor, while AUB shot 41.2 percent (28-of-68).
Delta State also had five players with double figures in points. PJ Davis led DSU with 17 points and nine rebounds, followed by Brett Warner with 16 points, seven assists and six rebounds, Matthew Wilson with 16 points and four rebounds, Armon Benford with 12 points, eight rebounds and five assists and Mitch Keller with 11 points and 15 rebounds.
The Warhawks fell to 9-14 with a 5-10 mark in the GSC.
DSU will be back in action on Thursday when the Statesmen travel to Livingston, Ala. to play West Alabama in another GSC contest. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.
DSU women 76, AUM 56
The Delta State University Lady Statesmen picked up their third win in their last four games by defeating the Auburn University at Montgomery Lady Warhawks in Gulf South Conference action Saturday at the Lloyd Clark Court at the Walter Sillers Coliseum.
DSU improved to 9-12 with a 7-8 mark in the conference, while AUM fell to 8-14 with a 4-11 mark in the GSC.
Lady Statesmen head basketball coach Craig Roden picked up his 400th NCAA career coaching win.
The Lady Statesmen shot 39.7 percent (27-of-68) from the floor, while the Lady Warhawks shot 33.3 percent (20-of-60). DSU also shot 43.8 percent (7-of-16) from 3-point country.
Takisha Jordan scored 19 points with six steals and four assists, and Alondrea Rush scored 19 points with 10 rebounds and five assists to lead the Lady Statesmen, followed by Erin Kate Richardson with 13 points and Raven Johnson with six points, seven rebounds and three assists.
DSU will be back in action on Thursday when the Lady Statesmen travel to Livingston, Ala. to play West Alabama in another GSC contest. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m.
The Delta State University Statesmen went 2-1 to open the baseball season this weekend in Florida.
DSU lost to Lynn 7-0 on Friday at Boca Raton but defeated Nova Southeastern 21-10 Saturday in Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach Atlantic 10-5 Sunday in Jupiter, Fla.
Against Lynn, Dodge City Community College transfer Hayden Davey pitched well but suffered the loss in his debut for the Statesmen as he gave up just two runs on two hits with three walks and five strikeouts in five innings of work.
Jason Popovich drilled two hits to lead DSU.
Against Nova Southeastern, DSU scored 10 runs in the top of the ninth to secure the win. The Statesmen finished with 21 hits on the day.
Melvin Frazier had a great game in relief to earn the win for the Statesmen as he gave up just one hit with four walks and six strikeouts in 4 2/3 scoreless innings of work.
Emil Ellis led the Statesmen with three hits including a home run with three runs scored and five RBIs, followed by Clay Casey with three hits, two RBIs and three runs, Zack Shannon with three hits, three runs and a RBI, Popovich with three hits and two runs scored, Justin Nussbaum with two hits including a home run, four RBIs and three runs scored and Brian Lane with two hits, four RBIs and a run scored.
Against Palm Beach Atlantic, Taylor Walton earned the win in relief by giving up a run on two hits in 2 1/3 innings of work, while Peyton White recorded the save by giving up just one run on one hit in three innings of work.
Brian Lane drilled four hits including a home run and a double with five RBIs and two runs scored to lead the Statesmen, followed by Popovich with three hits and three runs, Shannon with two hits including a home run and three RBIs and Casey and Ellis with two hits and a RBI each.
DSU (2-1) will travel to Arkadelphia, Ark. next weekend to take on Ouachita Baptist (12 p.m.) and Henderson State (7 p.m.) on Friday and Nebraska-Kearney on Saturday (12 p.m.).
The Delta State University Lady Statesmen went 3-3 on the softball diamond this weekend in the Gulf Coast Invitational Softball Tournament in Gulf Shores, Ala.
DSU lost to Saint Leo 8-3 and defeated Rollins College 3-2 in 10 innings on Friday, defeated Young Harris College 3-2 in eight innings and Miles College 11-2 in six innings on Saturday and lost to North Georgia 3-0 and Young Harris College 6-0 on Sunday.
Over the six games, Mallory Myers drilled five hits including a triple with four RBIs and three runs scored, former Bayou Academy standout Kailyn Lofton nailed five hits including a double with a RBI and two runs scored, Carlie Vice drilled four hits including a double with two RBIs and Chelsea Lamping stroked four hits including a double with a RBI and a run scored to lead DSU.
In the circle, Nicole Fullilove went 1-0 in two starts with a complete game. She also gave up four unearned runs on 11 hits with just three walks and nine strikeouts in 15 innings of work to lead DSU. Taylor Johnson went 2-1 giving up six runs, four earned, with five walks and four strikeouts in 11.1 innings of work, and Mari Alex Sandridge went 0-2 giving up 12 runs, seven earned, on 14 hits with nine walks and four strikeouts in 14 innings of work to aid the Lady Statesmen. Sandridge also pitched two complete games.
The Lady Statesmen (3-3) will hit the road to Huntsville, Ala. to play in the Charger Chillout starting Friday.